One line I hear/read time and time again is that “you’ll never get rich doing X, Y, or Z”. Thing is X, Y, and Z account for every type of business I’ve ever looked into… nothing legal seems to have good profit margins. So just what CAN you plan on getting rich doing, if anything?
I’m not talking about working as Donald Trump or Bill Gates righthand man but starting up more or less on your own. I’m also thinking about professions that don’t require massive education and/or years of serious training and certification like dentistry or law. From a business planning point of view, can we also eliminate what you might call “luck”… such as being born with a supermodle’s looks, Eric Clapton’s talent, or being discovered by Hollywood while pumping a movie director’s gas? And lastly, if realistic, something that doesn’t require many hundreds of thousands of dollars or more up front to get off the ground.
I also know that hard work (which usually ends up meaning long hours) accounts for a lot of success; but if a guys wants to work 8-10hr days, have most weekends and maybe 1-2 weeks off per year, is it realistic to expect to ever “get rich” (taking into consideration the 2nd paragraph)?
I’ve heard all kinds of talk about “this guy I know” who makes huge money doing simple work about 6 months a year while vacationing and partying the rest of the year. Unfortunately these stories always come from young, attractive girls who met “this guy” in a bar :rolleyes: , and a little digging usually results in finding out the guy makes $12/ hour and gets fired a lot … so idealy I’d like to omit claims like these.